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Recovering old Stack Overflow account [duplicate]

I was watching my old files and found some screenshots of me using, where I had a little social life and good questions made and answered. I want to come back to that site but ...
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What tag is used for Stack Exchange rules and their respective enforcement instruments?

Each site has a Tour, a Help Center and meta sites having faq where the site's purpose, workings and features of the Stack Overflow and Stack Exchange system are explained. Also, there is FAQ for ...
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Shall we merge [catch2] and [catch-unit-test] tags? [migrated]

There are two tags on StackOverflow catch2 (141 questions) and catch-unit-test (94 questions). Based on the description of those tags and the content of the questions one can conclude those are the ...
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Lost Silver Badges on Stackoverflow [migrated]

I went down from 41 to 39 silver badges on SO overnight. I cannot see what has gone and activity indicates nothing. Ideas?
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How to watch tags across more than one Stack Exchange site

How do users watch any given tag across multiple Stack Exchange sites? For example, to watch [bash] or [awk] I watch the tag on Stack Overflow. However, it appears I must re-watch that same tag on, e....
Bryan-StackExchange's user avatar
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Only some badges showing available on Stack Overflow profile page [duplicate]

I recently noticed that on the 'select your next badge' SO popup, only very few badges are available in the dialog. I know quite a few SO users have many, many badges, definitely more than what shows ...
Ben the Coder's user avatar
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Can't log in to my Stack Overflow account [duplicate]

I created another Stack Overflow account for another community that was not related to my main account, but I mistakenly added a GitHub login method with the mail from my main account. After that, my ...
Oleg Lysiak's user avatar
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Why can new users only answer every 30 minutes? [duplicate]

Since a new user to Stack Overflow like me can only post an answer to a question every 30 minutes, this makes it extremely irrelevant for new users and will in short; drive users away from Stack ...
Conor Mac's user avatar
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How can I post an image as a link in the 'About me' section of the profile on Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

I am changing the About me section in my Stack Overflow profile. I want to post an image as a link in it, so that when the user clicks on it, it should be redirected to my link. I’m looking for ...
Vivek Nuna's user avatar
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Stack Overflow forbids usage of the word `help` in question about CLI `--help` option

A question title I wanted to submit got rejected because it ended with help?: How do I get typer to accept the short `-h` as well as the long `--help` for help? I was told: Your question couldn't be ...
Cornelius Roemer's user avatar
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Did Prosus acquire just Stack Overflow or the whole Stack Exchange Network?

I'm asking you guys since I can't find relevant info. Google says that the parent company of Stack Exchange Network is Prosus. Wikipedia says that Prosus only owns Stack Overflow. This is confusing. ...
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Is there a way to filter posts created with the Ask Wizard in the Data Explorer?

Stack Overflow recently re-debuted the Ask Wizard for use by new users. Using the Data Explorer, is there any (current or planned) way to query posts that were created using this tool?
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Query for getting top users on a specific tag by country sorted by tag score (Stack Overflow)

I need a query for getting top users on a specific tag by country sorted by tag score on the Stack Overflow site. For example. Top users of JavaScript that live in the United States and sorted by ...
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Remove Shell company's advertisements?

I reported 3 of Shell's ads: which were shown on Stack Overflow. This ad is offensive., and https://www....
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If I pose a question and later learn the premise was wrong, is it best to edit the question or leave it?

If I ask a question about a data structure saying 'I currently have data structure X, how do I do Y with it?' and someone answers with 'You actually have data structure Z, this is how you do Y with it'...
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What does the sorted by 'most frequent' search filter mean on [duplicate]

Does it mean it is sorted by the most viewed questions recently? Is there a way to search questions based on how much recent activity they have, to gauge how popular they are currently (highest score ...
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Links "Slack integrations" and "Microsoft Teams integrations" in user preferences giving error 404 [duplicate]

Links "Slack integrations" and "Microsoft Teams integrations" giving error 404 :-(
klaucode's user avatar
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Query for retrieving all answer ids for questions which a user already answered

I'm looking for a query from a Stack Overflow dump to find this. Example: user-id 'XXXXX' answered_list_id:[10,20,30,40] Also, I don't consider whether the answer is accepted or not. FROM Users AS u ...
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I cannot log in to Stack Overflow

I have another Stack Overflow account linked to my Facebook account. I believed the first account I signed up was Stack Exchange. When I tried to log in to Stack Overflow today, it said the account ...
Cheng Hui Yuan's user avatar
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SO Dataset query to retrieve questions, related answers and comments with a specific question tag

For a small part of my master thesis I need to retrieve a dataset from SEDE that contains all questions as well as the related multiple answers (and if possible also comments) with the tag "text-...
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Fanatic Badge is not showing right away in profile under "Badges" right after receiving it [duplicate]

After 100 days of consistency I've attained the first gold badge "Fanatic". Now the badge is disappeared there. Also this my Stack Overflow profile. I don't know what it happened and what ...
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Header hiding top of page on Firefox [closed]

With the latest layout (rev 2022.3.30.41810), the top of the main content goes under the header: As you can see, the page is scrolled all the way to the top. The problem exists in Firefox 98.0.2 on ...
Andrew Morton's user avatar
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"comments must be at least 15 characters in length" when I am trying to post a question [duplicate]

I have been trying to post a question on Stack Overflow for the first time. My title and body meet the minimum character requirements, but when I try to post it, I get "Comments must be at least ...
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When I try to post a question on Stack Overflow, I get the error message "Comments must be at least 15 characters in length." [closed]

When I click the "Post Your Question" button, an error "Comments must be at least 15 characters in length." I am confused since I am creating a question, not a comment.
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Are there any tricks to "bypass" duplicated question checking when asking on Stack OverFlow? [duplicate]

I've just started learning IT and ask questions on SO a lot. But I'm so tired of my questions being closed all the time due to duplicated reasons. They pointed me to some other question that was said ...
Quang Hoàng Minh's user avatar
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Where has the Stack Exchange official dump gone? [duplicate]

Why do I see this message after I only download StackOverflow-Posts.7z? I have tried to use a VPN, but I receive the same error message: This item is no longer available. Items may be taken down for ...
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Stack Overflow Offline - No announcement [duplicate]

Stack Overflow is currently offline; it was around half an hour ago too but came back for a short while (but it was showing very slow response times). The "We are currently offline for ...
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How should I reply to a comment which is a request for code?

In a comments discussion I was asked in a comment to share my code. Unfortunately the code exceeds the number of characters allowed in the comment. I'm not a question owner nor the answer.
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My people reached count decreased from 250k to 11k

I have used Stack Overflow for the last two months. One week ago, I had a 250k "people reached" count shown on my profile. Suddenly, it decreased and it shows 11k people reached. I don't ...
Dipak Ramoliya's user avatar
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Can't post question on Stack Overflow - 'this looks like spam.' [duplicate]

I just signed up to Stack Overflow, trying to post my first question. What's wrong with it? I've already removed redundant text in the post, but still Stack Overflow says This looks like spam.
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Comment, flag, delete, inbox, achievements are still not working in older Chrome versions [duplicate]

Comment, flag, and delete causes a jump to the top of the page. You also can't press the inbox or achievements button. This applies to all Stack Exchange and meta sites. I have cleared the cache. It ...
Lewis Kelsey's user avatar
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Why are Glare Reducers awarded to inactive members?

Glare Reducers seem to be gifted to non-active members of the Stack Overflows, despite the fact they have not logged in during the duration of Hat Bash. Example and links below: This member has not ...
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The Stack Overflow leaderboard hats run off the side of the page

Android v.11 Galaxy XCover Pro, with Google app version in Desktop view (it doesn't give me the option for "Full Site"). The Stack Overflow leaderboard hats run off the ...
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Stack Overflow - Revert back to the GUI layout prior to the launch of the December 8th, 2021, version [duplicate]

How do I revert the SO GUI layout change back to prior 8 December 2021 version? The current "scroll" version is hideously large It does not sum the key ingredients on a 27" screen in a ...
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Difference in display between visited and non-visited links in review menu

On all Stack Overflow sites (English and non-English), there is a difference between how links are displayed in the review menu in the navigation bar, depending on whether you visited them or not. On ...
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Can't post on Stack Overflow, editor thinks I have unformatted code

Yet another "Stack Overflow thinks I have unformatted code" post. I'll be short and sweet: this is the text I'm trying to post, formatted exactly the way I'd like:
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Please allow to edit questions that are mostly code [duplicate]

There are some low-quality questions that consist mostly of wrongly formatted code. When trying to format it correctly (i.e., code actually becomes code), you get a notification that "your" ...
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Can someone help me find an author of a deleted question? [closed]

So I spent quite a lot of time writing code for an answer to this question: and the ...
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How long did it take to program Stack Overflow?

How long did it take the Stack Overflow developers to build the Stack Overflow site (in the state where you could ask questions and get answers, vote, and post comments)?
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Developer survey feedback: add an option for Occupied Palestinian Territory, or State of Palestine [closed]

Currently, 138 of the 193 United Nations (UN) member states and two non-member states have recognized Palestine. Stack Overflow's developer survey recognizes Hong Kong and Taiwan (which is recognized ...
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Stack overflow for teams ad

For some time now I keep seeing this on most of the SE sites I visit: While I admit that this is a useful piece of information, I still want to find out how many more days will I be seeing it?
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How often do people actually copy and paste from Stack Overflow? Now we know

My name is David, I am the Senior Data Analyst on the Marketing team of Stack Exchange. I am new to the team but am not new to copying from Stack Overflow. I am very excited to share my first ...
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What will be the migrated blog.msdn links?

There are many posts referring to and we see below message. If you were looking for MSDN or TechNet blogs, please know that MSDN and TechNet blog sites have been retired, and ...
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Should Stack Overflow be featured?

Browsing the Hot Network Questions, I noticed that "Today's Featured Site" is Stack Overflow: Given that Stack Overflow's traffic is greater than that of all other SE sites combined, is it ...
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There is any option to unsubcribe/unfollow already subscribed community [closed]

There is any option to unsubscribe/unfollow already subscribed community in stack overflow (Is this logout is an option for unsubscribing/unfollowing)
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Is there an option to change the language from Spanish to English?

I'm searching for an answer on Stack Overflow. I found the following the website: Attempt to invoke interface method 'int java.util.List.size()' on a null object reference Is there an option ...
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How can I find all the advertisements in Stack Overflow?

Stack Overflow users know that the site shows advertisements occasionally. I can remember in a blurred way that perhaps there is a place at the Stack Overflow site that shows in one place all the ...
Istiaque Ahmed's user avatar
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Question is available, but the answer and its comments are not visible [closed]

Yesterday I asked a question and someone had replied as comments. More than 10 or 11 comments are shared with me and the one who helped me to solve my question. But today I am not able to view the ...
ACHU's user avatar
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Talk in Stack Overflow chat [closed]

I am getting an error when I try to join the chat, Oops! Something Bad Happened! We apologize for any inconvenience, but an unexpected error occurred while you were ...
organicnz's user avatar
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Where is the documentation for MarkdownSharp?

I want to use the same functionality on my website as Stack Overflow / Stack Exchange uses with the text editor (in which I am currently typing). I have seen and downloaded MarkdownSharp, because ...
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